The variation of the programme I do is 8 weeks and 5k in 35 minutes so if not distance wise at least segment wise I am now over the hump
Went like clockwork - 5 minute warm up walk then 5 run, 3 walk, 6 run, 3 walk, 5 run and then 5 cool down walk.
Honestly, doing the whole programme again has me convinced we make it so much harder than it really is by being WAY too tensed up with fear, worry and anxiety about 'can I REALLY do this (properly)"?
Newcomers - if you are feeling it's too hard.. next run, just run. Relax Everytime you notice how stiff and heavy and tightchested etc you feel and just let your feet fall ahead nice and lazily... I think you will find your Run will go far better
Wishing you many happy miles in your future ☺